The Story of Us

The Story of Us

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

More to come tomorrow!

Sorry I am slacking again..... such a long weekend in Indiana celebrating and hanging out with DEB! Still can't believe shes married :) It was an awesome and exciting weekend, with very little sleep though, (oh yeah and the Senior from yesterday) so now that I am recovered.. today we had a "Ben" day and his sister and niece and nephew and brother came down to the beach today and hung out and rode the jetskis and went wakeboarding!! SO Fun!! Although Ben basically broke his sisters foot (by throwing her off) then bruised himself by (throwing himself off the jetski) so yeah without the injuries haha it was a fun day. My sister-in-law Bre and my niece Rylie were down for the day as well, so it was an about the lil kids day! So after another long day, and a week of semi slacking on the work... I promise to sit myself down tomorrow and get to work and post some stuff as well! See you then!
Check out the pic of Samantha below.... I. Heart. Ballerinas.

Samantha Hunt... Sneak Peek

So Samantha came up to Muskegon on Tuesday, we did some before in Jackson at Ella Sharp. Let me just tell you how much I have come to love shooting Ballerinas!!!! OMG their just soo gorgeous and so out of place, like Sam here at a train station! We had to convince her to put her tutu on and do some drastic and I love love love it! So there will be pics of Samantha to come but for now heres a sneak peek till she picks her final prints!

Friday, August 21, 2009

Deb's Wedding!

WHOOOOOOO!!! Off to Deb's Wedding!! I am soooo excited! Can't believe she's getting married! Here's an old memory of the two of us back in the day :)

Currently Listening to:
Jack Johnson: Sleep Through the Static
It was just another night
With a sunset
And a moonrise not so far behind
To give us just enough light
To lay down underneath the stars
Listen to all the translations
Of the stories across the sky
We drew our own constellations

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Another Senior!

Here's a sneak peek of Lauren who I shot on Tuesday. Just another one of the Seniors to do this week! She had the most gorgeous smile and eyes and I loved her dimples, full of personality we had a lot of fun spending the day together! I have to do another shoot with her, where we are going to do some action softball shots!! So fun!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Another Senior and Golf!

So I am really tired today. Yesterday I did another senior, Lauren from Western. It was a beautiful day and a gorgeous sunset! So I was really happy with how everything turned out! I am not going to post a pic because I haven't had time today to edit one to post and way too tired right now! Breanna brought up her cousin Emma yesterday so I was really glad to see her for a little bit even though we were both a part shooting different pics! So when we were done we went out to Brann's (Breannas Favorite) and then came back and played some intense Mario Kart!! Haha. It is the new fad in the house hold since Ben decided to go old school and buy some old games. So we are addicted :) Then today I sorted through and edited some more pics and then met with someone else, and then Ben and His Dad, and my Dad and I went golfing for the second time. First time Ben and I (we play teams, Ben and I, My dad and his Dad) got beat by like 3 or 4 strokes, something like that and then today we tied! HA so were improving! Ben played really really good today and I only putted good, but I was happy with some of my long long putts! Anyways so probably off to bed now, and more work and packing tomorrow for DEBS WEDDING!!!!!

Currently Listening to:
Jake Owen: Easy Does It
Don't Think I Can't Love You~
I learned the hard way real early in life
That money sure don't grow on a tree
And there's a few things that a dollar can't buy
The best things in life, they come free
So girl I can't buy you a big diamond ring
No house on a hill full of life's finer things
And I'll tell you right now there's a whole lot that I just can't do
Oh, but baby don't think I can't love you

Tuesday, August 18, 2009


So this week is the week of seniors for sure! Yesterday was the start of it, and I called them at like 12 and said there was an 80% chance of rain and see if they wanted to reschedule? But they decided to leave right then and come up from Jackson. So when they got here we hopped in the car and drove down to Pier Marquette and it started raining! I was like No No its gonna stop when we need it to! Guess what? It stopped! And everytime after that when we wanted to stop at a place and get out to take pictures it stopped raining! Everytime we got back in the car to drive, it started raining! It was an amazing God thing! Also since it was so overcast, the pictures turned out great I thought, since it wasn't harsh sunlight and didn't have to deal with shadows and what not. So I was so thankful everything turned out awesome! Here is a sneak Peek at Vivianne!!

Currently Listening:
Kellie Pickler: Small Town Girl
Small Town Girl~

I grew up where I could see the star
Drinking sweet tea from a Mason jar
Dogwood trees like leaves through the pine

People on the porch watching fireflies

And driving 'round the Wal-Mart on a Friday night
I'm just a small town girl
nd that's all I'll ever be

Sunday, August 16, 2009


Off to bed! I had a good weekend shooting a wedding (see below) and tomorrow I have a senior picture to shoot! I am sooo excited if you can't tell about getting the pictures bigger! YEAH!! Keep checking back its another busy week for me. Now off to bed after a long day! Glad to be back home in my bed :)

Currently Listening:
Norah Jones: Come Away With Me
Come Away With Me ~
Come away with me and we'll kiss
, On a mountaintop.
Come away with me, And I'll never stop loving you.
And I want to wake up with the rain, Falling on a tin roof
While I'm safe there in your arms
, So all I ask is for you
To come away with me in the night

Amanda and Matt... Sneak Peek!

I just finished shooting Amanda (B00den) and Matt Miller's Wedding! It was wonderful! We hoped it wouldn't be too sunny and it wasn't, thank goodness, since it was like 90 out! But she was a very very gorgeous, very photogenic bride and it was a wonderful wedding (mostly PINK!) and an awesome reception full of cute ideas and wonderful food! Thanks Amanda and Matt for letting me take part in capturing this day with you! Your an amazing, sweet couple!

Check back in a few weeks, here on the blog and on my website to view Amanda and Matt's full wedding gallery!!

Friday, August 14, 2009

Weekend Wedding!

Home in Jackson, had to bring the kids back. Anya and Max, my cousins, were up at Marantha for the week and I had to bring my dad and them back home to Spring Arbor. The n tomorrow I am heading out to K-ZOO for a wedding and then home after that! So check back soon for a sneak peek of Amanda and Matt :)

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Morgan's Birthday :)

So last night I went with Ben to his niece's birthday party. (She's 2) When we got there I begged Ben to set up the trampoline so we all could hang out on it, so all of us kids, well including Ben, Jerrad and I had fun jumping on the trampoline! I also brought my camera along because we are working on photography lessons for BEN! I am so excited to teach him and hes doing awesome so far! Some of the pictures he took and some I took... bet you can't tell the difference?
Morgan was so cute in her little pig tails and pretty brown dress. I told her I wanted to steal it, which I really really do!!! Morgan also received a few new pairs of sunglasses, which she loves.... Take a look :)

Check out my New Shades!

I'm A Movie Star!

Summer Lovin'

Ben throwing Morgan on the Trampoline

Smiling at Uncle Ben

Jumping with the kids


With Uncle Ben

Currently Listening to:

Jake Owen: Easy Does It
Anything For You~
I'd walk the mississipi, I'd drown in your kiss
Catch a star in a mason jar so you can make your wish
Whatever that maybe baby I'd make it come true, I'd do anything for you

New Blog...

Bear with me for a few hours while I try to redo my blog... So the pictures are bigger! Trying to figure it out!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Brandon VanderVeen

So the other day I get a call at like 2 in the afternoon and it is Brandon and he goes" Hey I'm here but Im leaving in like an hour so can we do my senior pics now?" haha luckily I had nothing so grabbed my camera and hit up a few spots around Marantha. So on like one of the windiest beach days ever! (why we didnt get as many beach shots) and it being at like 2 in the afternoon (horrible lighting, especially at beach) we managed to get some good shots in like 30 minutes time! So here are some of my favs....

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Cassie and Luke

So Here are some more pictures of Cassie and Luke. As I mentioned before, Cassie is one of my good friends and I was so honored to be there all day on another stepping stone in her life that we have shared together! She has been an amazing friend and I couldn't be happier for her and that she finally found her true Prince Charming :) (Carriage and all haha)

This is one of my Favs... She was sooo beautiful!

She totally had the America's Next Top Model Look Down!

Brotherly Love

Luke got Cassie her own Horse Drawn Carriage to be whisked away in!

Such a Gorgeous Ring!

I Love this song already, I'm addicted. But it also just happened to be their first dance song!

Currently Listening:
Brad Paisley: American Saturday Night
And now you're my whole life
now you're my whole world
I just can't believe the way I feel about you, girl
Like a river meets the sea,
stronger than it's ever been.
We've come so far since that day
And I thought I loved you then

I KNOW! I'm slacking again...

I Know, I haven't written for a few days again! Life just gets so swamped for a few days and then on the few days or moments I have to spare I want to go to the beach (if the weather is nice!) or just chill out and not worry about jobs for a moment! So yeah... although you can take not posting as a good thing, which probably means there is nothing exciting going on. Since last weekend I had a wedding, which I will post more about. And I was able to spend time with My Breanna after she got home form LA. So that was a lot of fun being able to catch up with her. As I was leaving her house last week, right before Eaton Rapids (which for those of you who know, theres always cops) I kinda got pulled over! Okay I guess I can't really say kinda because well I did, but this time it was completely accidental! Seriously! I passed him and looked down and was like "Oh Crap" and sure enough he pulled a U and turned around. For those of you who know me, I am not supposed to get pulled over! I have a lil speeding problem!!! So yeah I have really been trying to keep it safe and this one was not knowingly. So I seriously seriously begged to get out of it! but I DID!!! I was sooo shocked. I needed that break :) ahhh I was totally freaking out sitting there in the car, saying oh no oh no. So yeah, so happy about that.
Then the only other newsworthy thing is I had the worst bloody nose I have ever had in my entire life on Thursday! SO not exaggerating. Not even a lil. So I am driving home from Wes and Merediths (where I babysit) and driving down the east side of 28th st. For those of you who don't know this is basically straight ghetto. So yeah I'm driving a long and I wipe my hand across my nose (cuz I felt it running) and there was blood smeared. So I was like crap (I have been frequently getting them cuz my allergies are so bad and my nose is so dry) but anyways so I luckily had a napkin in there so I used that and held it for a couple of blocks (hoping it would stop). And so I took it away to check and no joke blood seriously poured out! I don't even know how to describe it, it was like ketchup, just thick and so much! It sprayed all over my shirt and legs and steering wheel and hands and I was immediately like covered in it. So at that point I am like okay I gotta stop. So I pulled into McDonalds and well I am not racist at all so don't get me wrong, just describing the picture here, and I walk in and I am one of two females out of like 20 in there (the other being a worker) and I am the only white person in the whole place. So I am like this preppy little blonde white girl with blood all over my face and running down my shirt and hands as I am trying to stop it. Needless to say there were more than few stares. So I run into the bathroom and I hear someone yell "Let me know if you need some help in there" followed by a laugh. I was creeped out and tried to hurry as much as I could! AHHH anyways, so I will try to post some pics soon. I know I am bad at promising that, but I will try to be better. I have been a little stressed about job hunting right now, knowing I need some steady cashflow for the fall :( It's sad, but reality so yeah I'm on the hunt!

Currently Listening:
Christina Aguilera: Back to Basics
Save Me From Myself~
It's not so easy loving me
It gets so complicated
All the things you've gotta be
Everything's changin
But you're the truth
I'm amazed by all your patience
Everything I put you through

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

The Hayward Family

So Monday morning I awoke at about 7:30a.m. to pouring rain! I was like OH NO I am supposed to take pictures today for Angela (My best friend and her family)! So I kinda drifted back off and we decided on going ahead and meeting at 9:30 a.m. anyways just because the littel girls were all ready and everyone was good to go, so might as well get it over with, when you have a big family, thats easier. So I went down to Grand Haven and we had just rearranged all the living room furniture (to shoot a pic against the wall) and we realized it was just barely sprinkling enough to go outside. So we hurried up and started shooting before it rained again! You can't really tell, but it had just finished pouring! I'm so glad!

The Four Hayward Girls

Tina's Family

Aunt Melissa and the girls

The Whole Clan

Aunt Angela and the newest addition